After the show they went back to the hotel room and to bed, for the seventeenth time in three weeks. He had chosen her because. being on the road with him, she was handy ; and additionally because she was married, had already clipped the wings of one male, and could therefore demand nothing more from him than he was willing to give. Why she had chosen him he neither knew nor cared.
I rewrapped the book and locked it up behind the seat. A racket like that, out in the open out on the boulevard, seemed to mean plenty of protection. I sat there and poisoned myself with cigarette smoke and listened to the rain, and thought about it.